Pentek P1-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek P1-20. This is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 20 inches long by 2 ½ inches in diameter, which means it’s going to fit into a vast selection of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one that you see here.

Now, the P1-20 is a 1 micron, resin bonded polypropylene spun sediment filter. At 1 micron it is extremely dense and a great choice to capture fine sediment, but beware that if you have a heavy load of sediment or large particles mingled in with the fine sediment that you’re trying to capture; you should pre-filter before the water gets here or you’ll clog this filter very rapidly.

Now, as a polypropylene filter this is perfect for untreated water because polypropylene is bacteriostatic, which means microorganisms cannot live and grow on the filter media. It’s also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a great choice for commercial and industrial applications. And it does a pretty good job in high temperature applications as well, up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if you’re looking for better high temperature performance you should look to the Pentek PD series of polypropylene filters. Those are thermally bonded and have a much higher high temperature rating.

Now, determining filter life for this cartridge is difficult. As with all sediment filters it really depends on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment or you use a great deal of water, you will certainly go through cartridges faster than someone who doesn’t have either of those conditions. So, simply install one and pay attention to your flow rates and your pressure and then make a note at the amount of time or the number of gallons that the filter seems to be fully exhausted. Again, this is the Pentek P1-20, a 1 micron, resin bonded, polypropylene spun sediment filter, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek P1-20 here.